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  2007 Tamworth Festival

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Tickets selling 1st December West League Club for Tamworth Festival 2007
2008 Tamworth Festival Dates
Friday January 18th to Sunday, January 27th.
The Festival Countdown will run from Friday, January 11th to Thursday, January 17th.
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Major Shows and Accommodation www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au   
 to book on line - phone 02 6767 5300 fax 02 6767 5312  email tourism@tamworth.nsw.gov.au 
West League online http://www.wtlc.com.au
2 Ring ticket hotline  
+61 2 6765 7588   or 02 67 65 7588  All major credit cards accepted
Future Stars THE STARS
RYAN SAMPSON from Toowoomba Queensland
Inaugural 2002 & 2005 Tamworth Camerata graduate (scholarship winner Junior Qld Champs 2004)
Queensland Open Champion Of Champions 2005, CMAA College 2006 graduate
Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist 2006
Gore NZ Gold Guitar Winner 2006

SINEAD BURGESS from Beachmere Queensland
Queensland Junior Champion of Champions 2005
Tamworth Camerata 2006 graduate
Gympie Muster Talent Search Winner 2006
Telstra Road To Tamworth Finalist 2007

KRIS WASON from Brisbane
Won Tamworth Camerata scholarship from Queensland Champion of Champions 2005
Won scholarship Camerata 2007 from Walkamin Country Music Festival 2006 – Overall Junior Champion
Queensland Champion of Champions Junior Male Vocalist
DAISY MAY from Mackay, Queensland
Tamworth Camerata graduate 2004/5/6 (Tamworth Songwriters Association scholarship winner)
Major Queensland Country Music festivals winner
Queensland Open Champion of Champions 2006

PENELOPE SOMERVILLE - fiddler/singer from Fosterville, Victoria
Tamworth Camerata graduate 2002/03/06
Telstra Road To Tamworth Finalist 2006/7
Overall winner Mildura Country Music Festival Junior Talent Quest & Vic. Champion of Champions 2004
Victoria Open Champion of Champions 2006

PLUS - Very Special guest performers!
Backed by Future Stars BAND
Les Scott - guitars Mark Moulynox - pedal steel, dobro, banjo

Toyota Star Maker – a serious career boost
When it comes to talent searches in Australia, Toyota Star Maker is up with the best as it aims to provide annual winners with the best possible start to their careers.

The quest has helped launch many of today’s leading country stars by giving them firm professional support through the early development of their careers.

Stars like James Blundell, Darren Coggan, Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffreys, Lee Kernaghan, Samantha McClymont, Cat Southern, Travis Sinclair, Keith Urban, of course, and Brendon Walmsley, just to name few.

Now, with the full album deal as a part of the generous prize package, Toyota Star Maker support to its winner has increased dramatically.

This in addition to the use of a Toyota RAV and fuel card, filming of a video clip, Maton guitar, Bose public address system, high exposure through Country Music Capital News and, of course, the highly sought-after Toyota Star Maker title itself.

In relation to the album recording, through award-winning label Compass Brothers, the deal will offer an option for an on-going arrangement to the winner with additional albums.

Graham Thompson, Managing Director of Compass Brothers Records, said his team was extremely excited to be involved and believed their involvement would continue to guarantee to deliver the best, most exciting new talent to Australian fans.

“There is a lot of young talent out there and we believe that with the combined enthusiasm of the recently enlarged Compass Brothers team and the guys at Capital News and Rural Press Events, the winner of Toyota Star Maker 2007 will be a household name that much quicker,” he said.

“We are looking forward to launching the next star of country music to join the galaxy of stars that have gone before.”

The 20 finalists in Toyota Star Maker this year are now busily preparing for their participation in the finals which will run in the Toyota Country Theatre at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre this Sunday (January 21).

As well as their on-stage performances, contenders go through gruelling interview sessions with Star Maker judges to ensure they “have what it takes” to give themselves the best possible chance of career success.

The 20 will be reduced to a field smaller than the previous top 10 who will do battle on Sunday night in the grand final to determine the Toyota Star Maker winner.
Brand new show at Tamwworth
The funniest new Australian comedy in years kicks off its 2007 tour in Tamworth. Black & Blue was developed and written by Dave Prior and Ian Heydon, two middle-aged blokes who refuse to grow up. Dave and Ian first collaborated on the radio series The Year My Country Bloke and Ian’s comedy credits include Kingswood Country, The Samuel Pepys Show and How Green Was My Cactus.

Black & Blue stars The Walkabout Man who is assisted by his little white mate, ‘Blue’. It’s an adults-only comedy because, according to Heydon, there are certain adjectives that go hand-in-hand with people like George Bush. Prior agrees saying that nothing is sacred, adding that it is a “black eye for the white guy”. Both believe the show can work on two levels, depending on the venue configuration and how many people turn up.

It’s funny… it’s irreverent… it’s R-Rated (18+) and what better way to round off a great week of music than with a night of laughs?
Black & Blue – one show only
Further details
Dave Prior
08 83397536
Ian Heydon
07 46370087


Good Companion (Now owned by the Pub Family)
The Good Companions Hotel will open late in December, and during the festival there will be no live
music there at all. It's a designated music-free zone - will just be a great place to chill out
away from the music; have a drink or a meal in peace and quiet.
West League online http://www.wtlc.com.au
2 Ring ticket hotline  +61 2 6765 7588   or 02 67 65 7588  All major credit cards accepted
Kids Talent Quest
West Diggers
9am in the Courtyard
@ WESTS Diggers Kable Avenue 8.30am

registration Forms
The Pub
Phone and Counter bookings on sale 1st November
Tourism Tamworth  - Phone 02 6767 5300
Some Major Shows are now on Sale over the counter and Phone
or www.visittamworth.com  or www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/ticketsales 

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